Humble Bundle's latest bundle should appeal to anyone who harbors a dream of creating the next big thing in gaming. TheHumble GameMaker Bundle packs up GameMaker Studio Pro, assorted modules for the suite, and assorted games in a pay-what-you want offering.
As always, Humble Bundle packages come in tiers. This case is special, though: every game in the GameMaker Bundle comes with source code, so you can crack any title open and get a feel for how it works. For as little as a buck, you get Extreme Burger Defense Source Code; Freeway Mutant Source Code; Uncanny Valley; Cook, Serve, Delicious; Ink; Shep Hard + Source Code; Angry Chicken: Egg Madness! + Source Code; and GameMaker Studio Pro.
Pay the going average, and you'll unlock Uncanny Valley Source Code; Ink Source Code; Galactic Missile Defense + Source Code; HTML5 Module; 10 Second Ninja X GameMaker Edition Source Code; Solstice; Home; Cook, Serve, Delicious! Source Code; and a 40% off coupon for 10 Second Ninja X.
Finally, $15 or more expands GameMaker Studio by rolling in Android Module, iOS Module, Windows UWP Module, Flop Rocket + Source Code, Solstice Source Code, and Home Source Code.
For those unfamiliar with the program, GameMaker Studio simplifies development by letting you write games using a combination of drag-and-drop elements and a scripting language. Creator Mark Overmars built it with novices in mind: knowing that not everybody is diving head first into powerful yet esoteric languages like C++, he wanted to offer up a proprietary environment that appealed to budding designers.
All that, plus Humble Bundle is offeringTropico 4 for free for the next day and change.